design pessimism

Design has become an empty shell, Silvio Lorusso argues, and he does so with a lot of humor and serious theoretical and practical observations. Lorusso refers to the word design and the entire discipline. This creates a difficult situation: many designers feel responsible for improving the world, while they have to do so with resources… Continue reading design pessimism

The Future of Journalism: speculation

In a world where we lack understanding of new developments, the journalist increasingly emerges as a clarifier of the near future. Well-founded speculative journalism is required. “Bioprinters aren’t toys, so stop printing unicorns,” headlines The New York Times. Now that toy manufacturers are launching child-friendly printers that allow the printing of living material, the time… Continue reading The Future of Journalism: speculation

Vaporrave Virus

How the fragmented spectre of rave spreads through the digital network Rave has been declared dead several times. There is hope. In this new decade, the spectre of rave manifests itself online and spreads through the digital network like a virus. “Hard to Say” by Djrum leads the way. The moment the beat comes in… Continue reading Vaporrave Virus

Why we need design sociology

“Man becomes, as it were, the sex organs of the machine world, as the bee of the plant world, enabling it to fecundate and to evolve ever new forms. The machine world reciprocates man’s love by expediting his wishes and desires, namely, in providing him with wealth.”Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media (1964) In Coded Bias, MIT Media… Continue reading Why we need design sociology